AZ RAW FOOD POTLUCK 411
Thank you for your interest in our JUICY Meetup group. We are excited to connect with YOU within this fully spirited circle of friends - new and old. We are the fastest growing raw vegan meetup group in the area. Our member base grows with each event. We have created community through our monthly potlucks, health related workshops and other socials.
Kristen Taylor has recently taken over as organizer of this group and is dedicated to making these potlucks a success for community building so we can all thrive in our goals for increasing our daily raw food intake! The group started with cozier AT HOME POTLUCKS but due to the rapidly increasing attendance at our events, we have found it necessary to offer larger venues so everyone can come. Large ramadas at various park locations around town have worked great. We have found this setting encourages folks to bring more family and friends. Park gatherings are a huge success.
EACH TIME WE GATHER WE BRING:
A raw/vegan/organic dish that serves EIGHT OR MORE to share with others. We ask that you bring an ingredient list written on an index card so everyone can freely in*joy without worrying over hidden food allergies. And serving utensils for this dish. PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING YOU INTEND TO TAKE HOME WITH YOU.
MOTHER NATURE: Let us love and honor her... In addition to bringing food, we also bring: Our own cloth napkins, vessels to eat & drink from and our own utensils for eating and serving (to cut down on waste). We now have a "POTLUCK FUND" that buys paper products in case you forget. Please remember to make a donation into this fund if you need to use these supplies. $2 per person.
WHAT DOES RAW VEGAN MEAN?
The dish may contain: organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouted grains, superfood supplements, or a beverage that is unprocessed by chemicals or pasteurization. Vegan means that it contains no animal products including dairy. Raw means that nothing is heated over 118 degrees in preparing it. Organic means that the majority of the ingredients are certified "organic" and preferably local when possible.
There is no need to eat any certain way. You only need to have the desire to experience and share this type of food at our gathering. In fact, very few of our members are exclusively 100% raw vegan. Many people join us for tips on how to increase the amount of raw food in their daily diet. Please note: All items on the SHARING TABLE will be RAW VEGAN.
MARKETING: Our potlucks are joyful, social gatherings. We are blessed to have so many talented people within this group sharing resources. Meeting and mingling is a great way to get to know the raw community in Phoenix. Please no soliciting. We have a strict policy on this and you will be asked to leave if this is not respected.
LOCATION: As I explained earlier, this location often changes monthly ~ variety is the spice of life, right? For the privacy of our hosting members for AT HOME POTLUCKS, directions are emailed out a few days prior to the event. It is important to RSVP in advance as same day sign-ups may not get the directions mailed out in time. PARK LOCATIONS are posted publicly on our site.
NOTE: Because we are often welcoming you into our homes we ask that all information presented here be accurate. We ask for REAL NAMES and photos of YOU... Not business names or pictures of your beloved furry companions. We want to see BEAUTIFUL YOU!
We invite you to join us for our Live Food Feasts! These gatherings are always filled with Super Food and Super Fun! Our group consists of local, high-vibe Phoenix residents and occasional visitors from out of town. We invite people with diverse eating preferences to attend our gatherings. Remember: Being 100% Raw Vegan is not necessary - your interest in experimenting and experiencing this type of food with your community is!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU. Let us know how we can help you feel most comfortable in joining our group. Please contact Kristen directly if you have any questions or groovy ideas.
Edited by kristen taylor on Nov 20, 2012 6:12 PM